History and Beauty
Stockholm is a city with fascinating history that has been lasting for more than seven centuries. Nowadays Swedish capital lying on fourteen islands is one of the most popular European destinations and the favorite place in Scandinavia for thousands of tourists.
Europe is generally a great place to visit – so many countries and cities are located really close despite they are really different from each other. For example, current time in Sweden is absolutely the same like in Germany, Poland and Denmark. You can also easily check Sweden current time in Google before your departure in order to check what a time gap you should be prepared for.
Too many attractions
If you ask an experienced traveler about the best sites to visit in the capital of Sweden he or she will definitely tell you that you can visit any number of them and start with the ones you like more because there are simply too many incredible things and places even for a long visit. Moreover, local people also admit that they have not seen everything yet.
Probably the best start for a Stockholm tour could be a walk around the Old Town. Even if you have already been to many European countries and appreciated their architecture Stockholm will still surprise you. Scandinavian and especially Swedish style is absolutely unique and it’s not that similar to, for example, German or Italian architecture.
The Old Town of Stockholm has endless number of shops, cafes, restaurants, souvenir outposts and so on and so forth. Coming to the old part of Swedish capital will let you feel the local ambience and learn what Swedish culture is like. Feel free to plan one or two days for the Old Town. The best solution will be buy the tickets so that it was morning according to current time in Stockholm and you could immediately get to the Old Town.
Even if you are not a big fan of ABBA and pop-music in general the ABBA museum will still make you feel excited. This band has great meaning for all Swedish people, it used to be a symbol of this Northern country and local people still adore ABBA. By the way, there is a great thing about visiting this museum. You will get a ticket assigned for certain time – they made it in order to avoid long queues and it works perfectly!
There are dozens of other fantastic museums like the museum of August Strindberg, worldwide known Swedish playwright, Skokloster Castle, Medieval Museum etc. Choose any of them and rest assured, you will like it.
If you are traveling around Stockholm on foot it would be reasonable to purchase a public transport card enabling you to move by buses. It will let you enjoy Stockholm shopping to the full, but be careful and switch your phone to local time Stockholm – it will help you plan your shopping tours and buy everything before malls are closed. Check out Jus, Carin Wester and other shopping sites!